Is Your Baby Getting These Key Nutrients In His Baby Food?

Pssssst! What is the greatest secret in parenting? This: We're all winging it. We are tossing out ideas and hoping they stick.  It's a undercover game of trial and error. If I give her this toy, will she stop crying? Does he need a diaper change?  or a bottle? Or, how about this one: If I "accidentally" bump my husband in the leg at 2am, will he do the  feeding?   That's okay most of ... [Continue Reading]

The Breastfeeding Mama’s Guide to an Allergy-Free Diet

Do you suck at dieting? Me too. Except for this ONE diet. That diet I rocked, mostly because the stakes were so great. When I found out my baby had milk allergies, I went on an allergy-free diet and never looked back. Do you suspect your baby has allergies? Are you considering switching to an allergy-free diet so you can continue to breastfeed? If you answered yes, then this ... [Continue Reading]

Extra! Extra! Baby Formula Ditches GMO Ingredients

This post was sponsored by Similac, who asked me to share this new formula with my readers because it's worth sharing. For more information on my disclosure policy, check out this über boring interesting post.  Options. A beautiful thing, really. It's nice to  gloss over the yellow gown (which makes me look like a sickly vampire) and choose the vintage flirty blue dress instead. It's ... [Continue Reading]

Our Baby’s Milk Protein Allergy: How We Battled the Big Bad Milk Monster – and Won

Once upon a time in the land of brats and cheese, a mama and her baby set off on a long journey. They'd sail through a river of green poo, trek through a jungle of doctor appointments and battle the big bad dairy monster in order to reach their destination: the land of (allergy-free) milk and honey. Along the way, there were blood-curdling cries, painful kicks to the ribs and many sleepless ... [Continue Reading]

How to Save $350 (or More) on Baby Formula

I've been asked to become a Similac StrongMoms Ambassador to share formula tips with parents.  In fact, they sponsored this post and provided me with some of the research.  That said, I'm rather grouchy about being told what to do, so be encouraged that all my opinions I share on this site (including in this article) are my own.   You know that feeling when you put on a coat or pair of jeans ... [Continue Reading]

Does Your Baby Need a Hypoallergenic Formula?

I’ve been asked to become a Similac StrongMoms Ambassador to share formula tips with parents.  In fact, they sponsored this post and provided me with some of the research.  My opinions (like all moms should choose whatever works for their family, whether it’s breastfeeding OR formula)  are completely my own.  Have you felt the tug-of-war of hypoallergenic formulas? On the one hand, ... [Continue Reading]

Solved! The 4 Most Agonizing Problems for Formula Feeding Parents

I’ve been asked to become a Similac StrongMoms Ambassador to share formula tips with parents.  In fact, they sponsored this post and provided me with some of the research.  My opinions, like all moms should choose whatever works for their family (whether it's breastfeeding OR formula),  are completely my own.  Most formula-using parents come to the Cliffs of Doubt at some point. It's ... [Continue Reading]

The Indiana Jones Guide to Finding the Right Baby Formula

I've been asked to become a Similac StrongMoms Ambassador to share formula tips with parents.  In fact, they're sponsoring this post and provided me with research.  My opinions, like encouraging all moms to give breastfeeding a try, are completely my own.  Enjoy! Sometimes I like to daydream over what the "unwritten" chapters of a beloved character's ho-hum everyday life would look ... [Continue Reading]

Remember the Old Woman in the Shoe? The Twin Scheduling Secrets She Would Have Killed For…

Have you heard the original version of The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe? It goes like this... Not sure why it's the kids'  fault that she had so many kids......but evidently they drove her so batty she starved and beat them. *Way to start off with a downer, Heather...* ACTUALLY, I think that little nursery rhyme should encourage you. No matter how overwhelmed you feel, it's ... [Continue Reading]

How to Pump at Work (Without Embarrassing Yourself)

You're breastfeeding. And in a few weeks you're going to be moving your "center of operations" out of the living room and into the workplace. STOP EVERYTHING. Think that over for just a sec. Your breastural region is going to be stretched twice it's normal size by a strange contraption in an extremely awkward position. There's a high chance of  wardrobe malfunctions, poorly timed ... [Continue Reading]

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